vendredi 16 décembre 2016

The Elephant Clock


~ The Elephant Clock, Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari.

Calligrapher: Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Author: Badi’ al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari (1136–1206)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Geography: Made in Syria
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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